I am not sure I can coherently write this post. Over the last few days, in particular the last 24 hours, we have seen the most selfless outpouring of love for Valentin and for us.
You have taken our breath away! When we committed to adopt Valentin we knew several people had been following his story but never could have imagined how many people would join us in trying to bring him home. We know that a rough long road lies before us and before Valentin. But with the encouragement and petitions made before God we know we will continue in strength and perseverance to bring this boy back from just existing to really living!
It has been a real trial for us to have to ask for help. We have had to swallow lots of pride (forgive us Lord for being prideful) and learn to graciously accept generosity from others. Thank you for your patience as we try to appropriately thank you and learn to accept the help.
You have lavished us with love and we long for the day we can show Valentin how wanted and loved he is. We are saving every blog post and every comment to share with him. Your kind comments mean more then you may ever know. What a legacy you all are creating for him.
Isn’t it so easy to get discouraged at the state of our world?! Then God gives us these amazing moments of mountains being moved.
Most of all we LOVE seeing two things: 1) the body of Christ doing was it was designed to do and 2) that God gets all the glory! When we look back we can see how He has brought so many things together for Valentin to be part of our family, how he led us to him, how he prepared and equipped us, and how He has moved in the hearts of His people to help.
Once again, Father, we stand in awe.